Job Offer from May 09, 2022
Laser interferometry is a powerful technology for measuring tiny displacements as variations of optical path lengths. We aim to build compact multi-channel sensors capable of probing several degrees of freedom of a mechanical system with high speed, sensitivity, and dynamical range.
Multi-channel interferometers benefit from the simplification and miniaturization of the optical layout. Single-element interferometers made of monolithic or quasi-monolithic prisms can enable centimeter-scale setups - but pose several technological hurdles, namely their sensitivity to mechanical tolerances and stray light.
For this Master's project, the candidate will work hands-on with a ready-made compact quasi-monolithic interferometer. The successful student will design and prepare the interferometer's laser injection and detection stages and deploy a suitable phase readout scheme. Finally, the student will perform a characterization of the interferometer, its achieved performance, and dynamical range.
Candidates should have
- Prior experience in a laser lab
- IT skills for basic data analysis and representation
- Attention to detail and self-motivation